Minecraft, Parte Deux
by, 31st March 2013 at 05:18 PM (158 Views)
Well, I just had to try Minecraft again after my extremely epic failure detailed in my last blog entry. Instead of being spawned in a jungle this time and left clambering along the vines, among the trees and atop the canopy, I spawned in a plain old forest on the banks of a plain old river. Already, I have farms for beef and wheat, a pet fox which I named Moxie, and a quarry (which I died finding and then took around two in-game weeks to find again :I).
You have no idea how happy I was a half hour ago when I finally, finally became able to make a bed. I have not seen a single sheep in this world, and I've only seen pigs and ducks in one neck of the woods for some reason. Literally everything else is cows as far as the eye can see, except for the area bordering the desert where I found Moxie and died twice trying to tame him. Faced with this lack of sheep, I killed spiders when I happened upon them and wasn't already running for my life, and eventually (after I think a month in-game xD) I amassed 12 pieces of spider string, which is enough to make three blocks of wool, which is enough to make a bed (I have wood coming out my ears).
So basically I sleep in the remains of my enemies.
Man, the stories I could tell you after only playing in this world for two days. Most of them would probably be uninteresting to the seasoned Minecraft player, but they sure impressed me when they happened. Like the time when I trusted a piece of zombie meat to keep me alive and it somehow proved extremely valuable, or the time when I was hauling ass to shake a Creeper off of my tail and fell into a ravine, or the time when I killed a freaking king skeleton in a freaking well and mounted his freaking helmet on my freaking imaginary mantle, HELL YEAH. (I felt really proud of myself after I did that.) I even have a special chest labeled "Things of sentimental value". So far all that's in it is the helmet of the king skeleton and the bow of a skeleton that I killed with my bare hands early on in my game while on the verge of death, but maybe it'll get more filled up someday.
A good part of this game is also luck, and I have quite a bit of that. I just so happen to live basically just around the bend from an NPC village (their numbers have dwindled and I want to reverse that, but I don't know how, so I just keep replacing their doors because I think that might do something, maybe?), and even closer by in the other direction is a waterfall that goes right off of the river I live on, into a freaking ravine that I swear I will go down one of these days. My quarry is pretty damned cool, too. I found it as a very large vein of cobble stone just sitting there amid the dirt and sand, and I could tell by its large size, unusual flatness, and traces of coal and iron that it was special. Mining's kinda the last of my worries right now, especially since this quarry has two caves in its vicinity filled with monsters and crap (what'd I tell ya, it is special), and instead I've been focusing on trying to create an infrastructure so I can die less often and stuff, but I've given the quarry a sign along the river so whenever I like I can ride it down and find it.
I use signs more than the average player, I think.
So anyway, this was a lot longer than I thought it would be, but there you go. Minecraft has me in its clutches, maybe for a while this time.
And I still have not done anything productive all week. The End.
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